Anushka, on Tuesday took to her social media platforms and recognised Hajabba’s contribution to the society. Hajabba is an orange vendor in Mangaluru, a coastal district of Karnataka. Born in a poor family, he had no access to education as there were no schools in his village. He sold oranges to support his family.
An incident changed his life. When he could not understand two foreigners asking him in English how much the oranges cost, he realised the importance of formal education. Hajabba vowed that kids belonging to his village will receive the education he never got.
His efforts of three decades were applauded as Harekala Hajabba received Padma Shri on Monday. Film personalities Kangana Ranaut, Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, Adnan Sami and SP Balasubrahmanyam were also honoured with Padma awards.
Anushka herself is an animal right activist and has raised her voice for the cause on various occasions. The actor, and her husband, cricketer Virat Kohli run an animal shelter in Mumbai. The two had also made efforts to raise funds to help Covid-19 victims. The two had also contributed funds for their charity.
On the work front Anushka was last seen in front of the screen in the 2018 Aanand L Rai film Zero. Since then, she has not announced any film as an actor. However, her production company Clean Slate Filmz has been behind some popular OTT projects like Amazon Prime Video’s Paatal Lok and Netflix’s Bulbbul. Her next production Qala for Netflix marks the debut of late actor Irrfan Khan’s son Babil Khan. She is also producing Sakshi Tanwar starrer Mai, which will also premiere on Netflix.
This content was originally published here.